Stainless hoses from hotrods? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-30-2007, 01:10 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 312
Total Cats: 0
Default Stainless hoses from hotrods?

Is there some reason people don't use them on the miata? It looks like it would fit.

Are they fragile or heavy or have some other failing? It seems built to solve our exact hose routing problem and they come in 4 foot or greater lengths if you look hard enough.

beerslurpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 01:22 AM   #2
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,362
Total Cats: 1,323
Default

I have a friend using them for a Factory Five GTM build. They look nice.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 01:22 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Farmington Valley, CT
Posts: 147
Total Cats: 0
Default

to me they are just kind of expensive for what they do, I have thought about using them for the heater hoses near the turbo.
Mechazawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 01:45 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 125
Total Cats: 0
Default

no doubt they would fit, as you can cut them to length. i just think most miata folks are after more go than show, at least the ones on this forum.
MiaTurbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 02:05 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Farmington Valley, CT
Posts: 147
Total Cats: 0
Default

They will fit places that no normal non molded hose can, and are impervious to heat (except for the couplers).
Mechazawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 02:39 AM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 312
Total Cats: 0
Default

That's what I was thinking. I thought of these originally as a ricer mod, but upon further reflection they actually seem quite functional, at least if you're routing your radiator lines under the turbo manifold. .
beerslurpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 02:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sammamish, Washington
Posts: 1,396
Total Cats: 0
Default

Why not just hard pipe your route you want to take and use couplers at the end? I think it would serve the same purpose while looking alot less "cheese"
Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 03:27 AM   #8
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 312
Total Cats: 0
Default

hardpipe weighs more and is more difficult to route around obstructions like belts and manifolds- unless you use rubber at those points, in which case you are back to the melting issue again. I don't know if it looks cheesy, but I'm not really sold on a mix of shielding wrapped rubber linking pieces of copper pipe together.

I like the setup that fatcat did though, that looked clean and functional.

And if shiny looks stupid, you can always either a) paint it black b) let it get dirty
beerslurpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 04:29 AM   #9
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sammamish, Washington
Posts: 1,396
Total Cats: 0
Default

What exactly are you trying to do?
Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 04:46 AM   #10
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 312
Total Cats: 0
Default

Thermostat on back of head- hose goes down (only way you can mount the thermostat without hitting the coils and ending up on the other side of the head), under exhaust manifold, up over accessory belts, into radiator.

I think Jason routes the coolant hardpipe over the top, but he doesn't have coils or a CAS to get in the way (he has TEC3).
beerslurpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 12:05 PM   #11
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,293
Total Cats: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beerslurpy View Post
hardpipe weighs more and is more difficult to route around obstructions like belts and manifolds- unless you use rubber at those points, in which case you are back to the melting issue again. I don't know if it looks cheesy, but I'm not really sold on a mix of shielding wrapped rubber linking pieces of copper pipe together.

I like the setup that fatcat did though, that looked clean and functional.

And if shiny looks stupid, you can always either a) paint it black b) let it get dirty
Hardpipe isn't that heavy if you use aluminum...
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 12:10 PM   #12
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,847
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

wouldn't it be easier/cheaper to use standard flexi-hose
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 12:04 PM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
ISO 1.6 turbo cast iron manifold cale saurage DIY Turbo Discussion 16 10-01-2015 12:25 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 AM.